Are you innovative? Do you want to someday be your own boss? Do you like to solve problems? Join E2 Emerging Entrepreneurs— six-week workshop series for entrepreneurial-curious, current high school and college students (age 16+).
Learn about entrepreneurship from local start-up founders and innovators in an informal setting. No grades. No exams. Just like-minded go-getters exploring what it takes to start and run a business. Research shows that when you are starting your own business, you don't want to do it alone. E2 gives you the opportunity to get the scoop from actual business founders and to bounce your thoughts, ideas and questions off a group of peers... before you launch!
Define entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and innovation and how each has changed the world. Explore why entrepreneurship is more important than ever and how each generation can uniquely contribute to advancing the field.
What skills and mindset are required to be an entrepreneur? Review well-known, successful, serial entrepreneurs to identify patterns, habits and practices that led to their success.
Review the basics of market analysis, the difference between innovation and improvement, and how to put data behind your ideas.
Explore corporation types, legal issues shared by all small businesses and how to protect and/or patent your product or service.
Examine sales concepts and modern marketing strategies, channels and campaigns.
How do founders finance their business start-ups? Explore financial concepts and terminology behind any successful business.